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1  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Hillary on: Today at 07:00 AM
Actually, no.

I think bill should still do it. As you seem to be continually forgetting, the Clinton foundation is doing some really good important work. I am concerned that the funding for these endeavors will dry up with out the force of personality to draw funds from some more reluctant donors.


Couldn't agree more.
2  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Hillary on: Yesterday at 01:00 PM
That's kind of iffy to me. I don't like having government rosters etc of gun owners and what they own because it creates a tactical advantage for the government.

It's also an absolute minimum requirement of a "well-regulated militia".
3  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Trump on: Yesterday at 12:54 PM
Would love to know who the 5 people are.
4  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Hillary on: Yesterday at 07:50 AM
Dusty, you know American Thinker doesn't wash around here.  It's a total waste of your time posting anything from that site.  Why do you still do it?

They leave out the NON between American and Thinker.
5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: 3b SS or Olds Recording on: Yesterday at 07:09 AM
I have both. I play my SS as my primary horn. I found my Recording to be quite heavy, and I am not a fan of dual bore horns. THat said, if you can find a Reocrding with a pristine slide, they are really nice horns. The fluted slides are great when they are in good condition. Mine has minor pitting on one of the inners, and keeping it in top playing form is a non-stop challenge.
6  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Trump on: Yesterday at 06:01 AM
Well, it happened. They invited Trump and probably wish they had not.

The crowd booed and jeered.

HIllary was almost as brutal, but at least her attacks had the form of jokes and were, for the most part, pretty funny.
7  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Wake Up, America: Take 3 on: Yesterday at 12:08 AM
I came back from Bali with Dengue Fever. That crap SUCKS!!! First time in a couple of weeks I've had the strength to write a column. So.......

VOTE NO ON 1!!!!

Sooz and I cancelled our cable TV contract the better part of a decade ago. The only time I see network or cable channels anymore is when I go somewhere to watch sports. I rarely miss TV, and, after seeing the few political ads I’ve had to sit through since the start of this football season, that sentiment is not likely to change.

The ugliness and pettiness that have characterized this election season is distilled and concentrated in those ads. In almost all I have seen, negativity seems to be the preferred method for promotion of or against any electoral option. With one major exception.

I have seen several wonderfully saccharine advertisements lauding the wonders of solar energy and its place in Florida’s future. Watching these lollipops and roses scenarios one can not help but believe Amendment 1 is the best thing for Floridians since Ponce De Leon landed in St. Augustine.

Well, don’t believe it for an instant. It is a wolf in sheep’s clothing bought and paid for by the utility giants to protect their monopoly on the production of electricity. Supporters make two claims for the amendment.

The first is that it will Constitutionally guarantee Floridians the individual right to own solar equipment and produce their own solar energy. This is a right Floridians already have by statute, and enshrining it in the Constitution could potentially limit access for Floridians as the technologies evolve and become even more accessible.
Secondly, they say Amendment 1 would “allow state and local governments to prevent people who do not choose to produce solar energy from being required to subsidize it”. And, therein lies the rub. This is a bare faced attempt to enshrine in the Constitution the utility companies ability avoid the concept of “net-metering” which allows individuals who generate solar power to sell it back to the utilities or to other consumers.

The utility companies have donated and spent over $20Million in their attempts to get this Amendment onto the ballot and passed. The State Supreme Court split 4-3 on allowing the initiative onto the ballot, dissenting justices complaining about the misleading language in the Amendment.

Like the Trump for President campaign, not a single newspaper in the state has come out in favor of Amendment 1, while virtually all of them have editorialized against it. Amendment 1 is a horrendously bad idea for Florida.

8  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: The People vs. Classical Liberalism on: Oct 20, 2016, 06:46AM

Sounds as if you're equating lethal self-defense with murder ... ?

I'd like to hear our Brit readers weigh in on this one. I do believe that "lethal self-defense" with a firearm in Britain IS prosecuted in the same manner as murder.
9  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Hey Dusty!! on: Oct 19, 2016, 06:38AM
Dusty - here is a 'real' news site you can get all your quotes from:



I can't breath!  I can't breath!

10  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Hillary on: Oct 18, 2016, 11:15AM
Meanwhile, in the real world.......

11  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Trump on: Oct 18, 2016, 07:40AM
Love me some Colbert!
12  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Hillary on: Oct 17, 2016, 03:46AM
Tons of WikiLeaks of emails being released, and MSM reporting it not so much. Just keeping their followers in the dark I guess.  :)

Good adherence to talking points, but little tether to reality. THey're not reporting much because there really isn't much there. No bombshells, just normal political silliness. And, Pence is bitching about how the media isn't covering theleaks by quoting NYT and ABC coverage. It really is that shallow and absurd.
13  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Trump on: Oct 15, 2016, 08:39AM
I can't speak for the others, but I suspect this is true for them as well; I believe what I read when I can find multiple, independent, credible sources that form a consensus. I do not believe BS that starts out in one source with "people are saying" and then gets "substanitiated" throughout the media through quoting of the original source. THAT is the FOX, right-wing methodology.
14  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Wake Up, America: Take 3 on: Oct 14, 2016, 05:36PM
Nice one!
15  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Trump on: Oct 05, 2016, 09:18PM
I played an Oktoberfest gig last Saturday and they did not have chocolate cake or Dr. Pepper.  Just sausages and beer. ;-)

Works WAY better for me!
16  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Trump on: Oct 04, 2016, 06:17AM
OK, so we all agree that Trump has done nothing illegal. He has broken no laws, unlike the other candidate.

No, we don't all agree Trump has done nothing illegal. He just paid a huge fine for illegal bribes paid by his "foundation", and the NYAG just hit him with a cease and desist order for illegal activities by that same organizatio. Over the years he has paid untold numbers of fines for illegal acts he has committed. He is a sleazy crook.
17  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Trump on: Oct 04, 2016, 02:45AM
The good news: 47% of Americans are geniuses.

I believe you misread the quote.
18  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: On Trump on: Oct 03, 2016, 09:18PM
From FB:

If you're rich and pay no taxes you're a genius. If you're poor and pay no taxes you're a moocher.

They really are that hypocritical.
19  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: The REAL Truth on: Oct 02, 2016, 11:21PM
I see both your point and your sarcasm, But it brings up an interesting question, Why would either foreigners or citizens know better?
What information do you have as a citizen following the election that a foreigner following does not have?

And/ or, what propaganda have you been bombarded with as a citizen that they have not been?
20  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: The REAL Truth on: Oct 02, 2016, 04:18PM
I just read through this entire post. There is some good stuff in it, but very little of that has any bearing on the topic of the OP. I am not a Hillary fan, but I will be voting for her. Anyone who is considering voting for Trump, for any reason what-so-ever, is an idiot. The level of stupidity in this country is mind boggling. I have had the great fortune to have traveled outside of the country for extended periods in this campaign. I have yet to meet anyone from around the world who is paying attention to our election process that doesn't recognize what a disaster and a joke Donald Trump is. Not a single one. And, most of those opinions have been offered unsolicited.
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